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3 most common nose surgeries – rhinoplasty

Thinking about rhinoplasty and what it could do for you? These are the three most common nose surgeries.


1. To reduce a bump on your nose – a dorsal prominence

One of the most common reasons for wishing to undergo a rhinoplasty is to reduce a prominent bump on your nose. There are now two methods of dealing with this: The first is a nonsurgical procedure where we use filler which is injected just above and below the bump in order to camouflage it. This option is an outpatient procedure (normally performed in the clinic) and it usually takes no more than 15 minutes. It gives immediate results with little or no after effects or downtime. Generally, the effect will last about 6 months to a year after the procedure. The second option is a dorsal hump reduction using a surgical rhinoplasty technique. Even though it may just be a small bump, the bones may need to be narrowed as the dorsum will appear wider and you may see and feel sharp edges of the nasal bones.


2. To make the tip of your nose smaller and more refined

There are many different ways to reduce the size of the nasal tip. The procedure will depend on the size of your nasal tip, positioning of the cartilage and the quality and thickness of the skin itself. All of the above mentioned characteristics require different techniques to refine the tip. One can reduce and reshape the nasal tip by sculpting the nasal tip by the use of nasal tip sutures or sculpting the nasal lower lateral cartilages.


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3. To improve breathing through your nose – correct a deviated nose

There are many factors which can adversely affect your breathing, some of these can be corrected with surgery whereas some cannot. Procedures done to improve the internal breathing passages are called septoplasty and turbinoplasty. It is important to see an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who will help you to ensure a complete evaluation.


Watch the before and after pictures of rhinoplasty here!